Our Community Resources Specialist Can Help!

Free and confidential services to help you with your life challenges. Come visit our library social worker for support and guidance on tough subjects. We’ll provide information and referrals for…

• Food
• Housing
• Health Insurance
• Mental Health
• Substance Use
• Parenting
• Children
• Domestic Violence
• Education
• Employment

About Social Work Outreach at Your Library

In 2018 L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library was approached by the Eau Claire City Council about the opportunity of developing new positions to address the Eau Claire’s strategic goals and objectives. Soon after funding was established for the development of a social work position in the library. In 2019 Libby was hired as Wisconsin’s first library social worker.

Library social workers provide a low barrier opportunity for all individuals to have the ability to access the unique resource of a social worker. Social workers have been in libraries since 2009 in varying capacities. This has worked so well because libraries are a default place for people to go when they need help and are not sure where to go.

Make an Appointment Today

All assistance is free and available to the public.

Regular Community Resource Office Hours:
Monday: 12pm-4pm
Tuesday: 12pm-4pm
Wednesday: 2pm-6pm/ except January 11th 3pm-7pm
Thursday: Appointment Only
Friday: 2pm-6pm

Closed: 1/2; 1/16; 1/27; 1/30

(Hours are subject to change based on availability)

Or contact us at…

Libby Richter, MSW, APSW
(715) 839-5061

Community Information Directory

Check out our new Community Information Directory! This helpful resource collects, maintains, and disseminates human services and community organization information that enables community members to make informed choices to improve their quality of life. The directory covers a broad range of programs and services, from access services to basic human needs to enhancement of personal and social growth and community involvement. This includes non-profit health and human services, education, employment, consumer, ethnic, recreation, and clubs located mainly in Eau Claire County. Most resources and services listed are non-profit. For-profit organizations are included only if deemed unique or hard to find.

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